I’m back from a quick trip to Austin (and the Magnolia Market and the Silos – so fun!) and I’m officially ready for Christmas now! Between the cool weather there and the gorgeous holiday decor at the market (and the Christmas music!), it’s really gotten me in the mood! And that’s a good thing, since today I have a special Christmas post for you 😉
Can you believe it’s that time of year again?! Today I’m sharing my first Christmas post of the season, and I can hardly believe it’s been a year since last year’s holiday posts!
I’m joining an amazingly talented group of 15 other bloggers for our annual Seasons of Home Holiday series, hosted by Kristen of Ella Claire & Co., and we’re all sharing our Christmas kitchen decor. I know it can seem a little early for some (especially my husband, haha! 😉 ) but our idea in sharing early is to give you ideas for your own holiday decorating. I find that when I’m planning I start looking on Pinterest for inspiration and ideas around this time, so we want you to get inspired ~ even if you’re not decorating for a few weeks yet!
Well, it’s really fall now – at least in most places! Our weather here has unfortunately resumed it’s summer personality, but I’m hoping for some relief soon. In the meantime, I’m decorating, baking pumpkin bread, and burning my favorite Chai Latté candle. In other words, enjoying all-things-fall!
A fall front porch is one of my favorite things about the season! Whenever I pass one all decorated with pumpkins and mums, it always seems so warm and inviting. There’s something inherently cozy about fall, and I love the outside of my home to reflect that!
Today’s post continues with more fall decorating, and as I did with my kitchen and mantel, I’m keeping it simple and subtle. This year I’m very into the faded versions of fall colors. Blush, faded greens and rusts, and some cream create a more subdued version of fall that really works for me right now. These are traditional fall colors, but in more muted and slightly toned down shades. This subtle fall decorating feels as seasonal as the brighter versions, and I love how soft and cozy it feels!
I don’t know about you, but I definitely never saw a pink pumpkin when I was a kid! In fact, I never even saw a white one until about 10 years ago. But I’m absolutely smitten with both! I just love all the heirloom and specialty pumpkins that are out now – and the fact that I don’t have to use orange just to decorate for fall makes my heart so happy! 😉